Traditional wet rice farming involves keeping the rice seeds and young plants submerged under water to keep weed infestation at bay until the young rice plants are well established.
An extremely unusual World War I Merry Christmas card sent from the British-Indian Prisoner of War camp in Ahmednagar on Nov. 19, 1919 by H. Pome 161 to Miss M. Pome in Steiermark, Austria.
A postcard by the high-quality publisher A.C. Black and Co., Soho Square, London that was used to market their book The Armies of India by Col. A.C. Lovett and Major C.F. MacMunn (1911). The 33rd Punjabis go back to 1857 as the Allahabad Levy and
According to the Indian census of 2001, 74% of the population of India lived in 638,365 different villages.
[Original caption] An Ayah - The term ayah may be applied both to nurses for children and for ladies maids.
A nicely framed view of the 1911 Durbar, with an Impressionist's blend of hats and heads, the first and only which a British monarch George V attended and was honored under an Oriental pavilion. It was the high noon of postcards too.
A postcard by what was probably an amateur artist, Miss L. Barne, in Madras who self-published the card as a series of six cards. [Verso] "To be obtained from Miss Barne, St. Ebbas, Madras, and from Miss Farnell, 56, Manchester Square, W. I."
An unusual vertical postcard, with the boat spilling out of the near frame, and an active centered boatman. An unknown owner wrote in pen on the back: "Note the shape of the paddle.
Jaipur’s relationship to the heavens had many facets, from the laying of the main avenue on an East–West axis between “the gates of the sun and moon,” to Maharajah Sawai Ram Singh’s personal fascination with astronomy.